Legendary Iron Maiden drummer Nick McBrain has just released a really cool video tour of his 2018 drum kit, to be used in Iron Maiden’s shows across 2018.
The video gets up close to Nicko’s beautiful custom-made Sonor SQ2 9-ply beechwood kit. The artwork around each drum features different iterations of Iron Maiden’s Eddie mascot.
The drum kit also features a full set of custom black painted Paiste cymbals. Nicko uses Remo Ambassador X drumheads for tom batter heads (these are slightly thicker than regular Ambassadors), and Ambassador Ebony for resonant heads. His snare drum features a heavy-duty Remo Emperor X: these are extremely thick drumheads capable of handling long-term hard-hitting and abuse.
Check out Nicko McBrain’s video tour of his 2018 Iron Maiden drum kit below:
Iron Maiden have recently kicked off their Legacy Of The Beast 2018 tour, which runs across Europe from May to August.
Nicko McBrain celebrated his 66th birthday on stage in Copenhagen on June 5th… take a look at the crowd singing Happy Birthday to him below:
If you’re interested in making your own custom Sonor SQ2 drum kit, check out the Sonor SQ2 Drum Configurator, where you can build your own fully customized Sonor kit online (and then buy it if your wallet allows!).
Before playing Sonor drums, Nicko McBrain endorsed Premier drum kits for most of the 1990s and 2000s.